Skip to main content
Internet Archive's 25th Anniversary Logo

John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection

The John Carter Brown Library holds one of the world's great collections relating to Haiti. Our rare books, maps and newspapers tell the story of the founding of the French colony of Saint Domingue (once the most lucrative colony in the Americas), its demise through the Haitian Revolution (the world's only successful slave revolution) and the founding of Haiti in its place. By providing access to this collection, the JCB hopes to stimulate interest in Haiti's remarkable history.



rss RSS

1,102
RESULTS


Show sorted alphabetically

Show sorted alphabetically

SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
"Appendix comprising documents referred to in different parts of the work: together with auxiliary remarks", p. [365]-467, in French and English, have divisional title page
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Slave insurrections,...
Signatures: A-B (B4 blank)
Topics: Blacks, Slavery, Imprint 1735
2 v. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "De l'Imprimerie de Mame frères": verso of half-title leaf, v. 1
Topics: Voodooism, Slave insurrections, Imprint 1814
2 v. :|b2 ill., maps (engravings) ;|c26 cm. (4to) (from t.p.) Tome premier. Comprenant, outre les objets généraux, la description des vingt & une paroisses de la partie du nord & de l'isle la Tortue -- Tome second. Comprenant la description des dix-sept paroisses de la partie de l'ouest & de l'isle la Gonave & des quartorze paroisses de la partie du sud & de l'isle à Vache
Topics: Imprint 1797, Imprint 1798
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Poupée-Desportes, Jean-Baptiste René, 1704-1748
texts

eye 1,582

favorite 1

comment 0

Vol. 3 has title: Traité ou abregé des plantes usuelles de S. Domingue 18 cm. (12mo)
Topics: Tropical medicine, Blacks, Botany, Pharmacology, Imprint 1770
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Haiti; Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820; Lear, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lincoln), 1792-1832. fmo RIBRL; Morris, Charles, 1784-1856. fmo RIBRL; Haiti. Sovereign (1811-1820 : Henri Christophe)
texts

eye 1,731

favorite 1

comment 0

[4], vii, [1]; 326, [2]; 47, [1]; 16; 110, [2]; 16; 3, [1]; 75, [1]; 32; 112; 27, [1]; 3, [1]; xix, [1] p. ; 20 cm. (8vo) Dated on p. 3, 21st count: Fait au conseil, au palais du Cap-Henry, le 30 janvier 1812, l'an neuf de l'independance, et de règne de Sa Majesté le premier
Topics: Civil law, Criminal law, Military law, Imprint 1812
(From table of contents) Editor's address -- Code Henri : Law respecting the culture [of the land] -- Extracts from the registers of the deliberations of the consuls of the [French] Republic -- Narrative of the accession of their Royal Majesties to the throne of Hayti -- State of Hayti : Proclamation : Henri Christophe, president ... to the land and naval armaments [Oct. 8, 1810] -- Constitutional law of the Council of State which establishes royalty in Hayti [Apr. 4, 1811] -- Kingdom of Hayti...
Topic: Imprint 1816
Caption title
Topic: Imprint 1791
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
texts

eye 3,369

favorite 0

comment 0

[2], 156 p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) The publication date of "juillet 1826" on title page is enclosed in parentheses
Topics: Civil procedure, Imprint 1826
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Broughton, Arthur, d. 1796. Hortus eastensis; Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815. Tour through the several islands of Barbadoes; Haiti Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
texts

eye 1,372

favorite 9

comment 0

Sir William Young identified as the editor in the prefatory advertisement
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Imprint 1801, genealogy
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Broughton, Arthur, d. 1796. Hortus eastensis; Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815. Tour through the several islands of Barbadoes
texts

eye 3,359

favorite 12

comment 0

3 v. :|bill., port., maps ;|c24 cm. (8vo) Sir William Young identified as the editor in the prefatory advertisement
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Imprint 1801, genealogy
2 v. :|bmap, plan ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "De l'Imprimerie de Pillet ainé": verso of half-title leaves
Topics: Mulattoes, Imprint 1819
Translation of: La vie de Jean-Jacques Dessalines, chef des noirs révoltés de Saint-Domingue, first printed Paris, 1804
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Henri Christophe, King of...
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Wimpffen, Alexandre-Stanislas, baron de
texts

eye 1,140

favorite 2

comment 0

Vol. 1: [4], iv, 309, [1] p.; v.2: [4], 265, [1] p., [1] folded leaf of plates
Appendix: 145 p., 3rd count
Topics: Coffee, Imprint 1798
2 v. :|bplan., port. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) By William Walton, Jun. secretary to the expedition which captured the city of Santo Domingo from the French; and resident British agent there.Appendix to Vol. I: (A) Survey of the east coast of South America from Cape Vela to the Oronoko, from actual observation and the best authority, intended to assist the trader in his access to this part of the coast. -- (B) General account of the bull-feasts in Spain, from the journal of the author during his early...
Topics: Slavery, Imprint 1810, genealogy
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Broughton, Arthur, -1796. Hortus eastensis; Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815. Tour through the several islands of Barbadoes; Haiti Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
texts

eye 1,117

favorite 6

comment 0

Sir William Young identified as the editor in the prefatory advertisement
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Imprint 1801, genealogy
[2], 60, [2] p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi² (-pi2) A-D (-D8) (D7 blank)
Topics: Brissot de Warville, J.-P. (Jacques-Pierre), 1754-1793, Colonies, Abolitionists, Slaves, Imprint...
2 v. :|b2 ill., maps (engravings) ;|c26 cm. (4to) (from t.p.) Tome premier. Comprenant, outre les objets généraux, la description des vingt & une paroisses de la partie du nord & de l'isle la Tortue -- Tome second. Comprenant la description des dix-sept paroisses de la partie de l'ouest & de l'isle la Gonave & des quartorze paroisses de la partie du sud & de l'isle à Vache
Topics: Imprint 1797, Imprint 1798
[2], xxxi, [1], 374, [2] p., 10 folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. (8vo) Author given as "le P. Nicolson" in the Approbation on p. 374
Topics: Natural history, Botany, Indians of the West Indies, Taino Indians, Taino art, Taino sculpture,...
2 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) A treatment of French colonial public law including a general account of the legal foundation of various colonies in 1635, 1642, 1664. Reviews political, military and religious administration. Included are details on taxation on Martinique, Guadelope and Saint-Domingue, and on the organization of the judicial system
Topic: Imprint 1771
Retrospective conversion: original entry
Topics: Indians of the West Indies, Imprint 1801
"Tableau du commerce et des finances de la Partie françoise de St. Domingue 1791": p. [195]-205; additional tables, printed in Engish: p. 206-212
Topics: Blacks, Slave insurrections, Imprint 1797
[4], 74 p., [1] leaf of plates :|bport. (engraving) ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi² 1-9 10² (-10)
Topics: Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Imprint 1802
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
texts

eye 1,202

favorite 1

comment 0

7, [1] p. ;|c2 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1821
2 parts (193, [3], 76 p.) ;|c23 cm. (4to) Date of imprint from title page of part 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Sonthonax, Léger Félicité, 1763-1813, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Soldiers, Sugar growing,...
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
texts

eye 1,190

favorite 1

comment 0

Charles Arthaud was the head of the Cercle des Philadelphes and may have edited this work. Cf. NUC Pre-1956
Topics: Parasites, Medical parasitology, Slaves, Imprint 1788
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons; Boyer, Jean Pierre, 1776-1850; Haiti. Code rural (1826). English; Haiti. President (1818-1843 : Boyer)
texts

eye 675

favorite 0

comment 0

Title from caption
Topics: Agricultural laws and legislation, Animals, Agricultural laborers, Adjoining landowners, Boundaries...
6 v. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Volume 1: 1550-1703.--v.2: 1704-1721.--v.3: 1722-1749.--v.4: 1750-1765.--v.5: 1766-1779.--v.6: 1780-1785
Topics: Law, Imprint 1784, Imprint 1790
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Wimpffen, Alexandre-Stanislas, baron de; Wright, J. (John), 1770?-1844
texts

eye 1,369

favorite 2

comment 0

Translation of the author's Voyage a Saint-Domingue, pendant les années 1788, 1789 et 1790, first printed in 2 volumes, Paris, 1797
Topic: Imprint 1797
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Charlemagne, Armand, 1753-1838; Durand, père; Durand, fils; Rabaut, Jean-Paul, 1743-1793; France. Convention nationale. Comité d'agriculture; France. Convention nationale. Comité de la guerre; Jarry et compagnie; Société royale d'agriculture de Paris; Saint-Domingue. Assemblée générale; Société des Moulins Durand. fmo RPJCB; Jarry et compagnie. fmo RPJCB
texts

eye 640

favorite 0

comment 0

16, 71, [1] p., [2] folded leaves of plates :|bill., chart ;|c22 cm. (8vo.) Name of printer from colophon
Topics: Agriculture, Flour mills, Agriculture, Imprint 1793
[4], 224, [i.e., 254], [2] p. ;|c17 cm. (8vo) Attributed to Jean-Damien Chevalier by BN Cat. and Sabin
Topics: Medical geography, Botany, Remora (Fish), Halcyones, Imprint 1752
[2], viii, 304 p., [5] folded leaves of plates :|bplans ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi1 (pi1 verso blank) ²pi (2pi1, 2pi² versos blank) 1-19 (2 verso blank)
Topic: Imprint 1846
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Thiéry de Menonville, Nicolas Joseph, 1739-1780; Arthaud, Charles; Thiery de Menonville, Nicholas Joseph, 1739-1780. Voyage a Guaxaca; Cercle des Philadelphes
texts

eye 885

favorite 1

comment 0

Copy 1 of 2 versions. 2 v. :|bcol. ill. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "Voyage a Guaxaca": v. 1, p. [1]-261, 2nd count; v. 2, p. [2-3], 94, 3rd and 4th counts
Topics: Cochineal, Dyes and dyeing, Imprint 1787
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Tolosan, de; Béchet, M. (Jean-Baptiste), 1759-1830
texts

eye 453

favorite 1

comment 0

[2], 122, 25 p., 12 double leaves ;|c26 cm. (4to) Attributed to de Tolosan. The "negociant" referred to in the Avertissement is Béchet. Cf. Barbier
Topics: Tobacco industry, Imprint 1789
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775
texts

eye 1,826

favorite 1

comment 0

3v Retrospective conversion: original entry
Topics: Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1809
8 v. :|bill., port., maps, plans ;|c17 cm. (12mo) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Imprint 1742
Caption title
Topic: Imprint 1791
2 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) A treatment of French colonial public law including a general account of the legal foundation of various colonies in 1635, 1642, 1664. Reviews political, military and religious administration. Included are details on taxation on Martinique, Guadelope and Saint-Domingue, and on the organization of the judicial system
Topic: Imprint 1771
8 v. :|bill., port., maps, plans ;|c17 cm. (12mo) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Imprint 1742
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Assemblée provinciale du Sud de Saint-Domingue; Peinier, Louis Antoine Thomassin, comte de. fmo RPJCB; Assemblée provinciale du Nord de Saint-Domingue. Réponse de MM. les membres de l'Assemblée provinciale du Nord, à messieurs les membres de celle du Sud
texts

eye 262

favorite 1

comment 0

4 p. ;|c24 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topics: France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791), Imprint 1790
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Moreau de Saint-Méry, M. L. E. (Médéric Louis Elie), 1750-1819
texts

eye 160

favorite 0

comment 0

Caption title
Topic: Imprint 1790
[2], 28, [2] p. ;|c28 cm. (4to) Caption title on p. 1 reads: Récit historique sur les évènemens qui se sont succédés dans les camps de la Grande-Rivière, du Dondon, de Sainte-Suzanne & autres, depuis le 26 octobre 1791, jusqu'au 24 décembre de la même année. First published under English title: An historic recital of the different occurrences in the camps of Grande-Riviere, Dondon, Sainte-Suzanne, and others, from the 26th of October 1791, to the 24th of December, of the same year,...
Topic: Imprint 1793
[2], xlii, 306 p. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Pages 228, 246, and 258 are misprinted as 128, 146, and 268
Topic: Imprint 1802
Translation of: Historia natural y moral de las Indias; 1st published in French, Paris, 1598
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Indians of South America, Natural history
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820
texts

eye 1,089

favorite 1

comment 0

16, 30 p. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Caption title
Topic: Imprint 1816
Caption title
Topics: Inheritance and succession, Slavery, Imprint 1786
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Bossu, M., 1720-1792; Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798; Löfling, Per, 1729-1756. Iter Hispanicum. Selections; Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
texts

eye 2,136

favorite 4

comment 0

Translation, by Johann Reinhold Forster, of: Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Paris, 1768
Topics: Indians of North America, Botany, Botany, Botany
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
texts

eye 1,082

favorite 0

comment 1

1 sheet [1] p. ;|c23 x 17 cm. (4to) Title from caption and all of text
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Broadsides, etc, Imprint 1791
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
texts

eye 720

favorite 0

comment 0

[8], 52 p. ;|c12 cm. (12mo) Extracted from the author's Notions coloniales, first published 1789. Cf. P. [3], 1st group
Topics: Dance, Dance, Imprint 1801
[4], viii, [1], 10-100 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) "Imprimerie de P.N. Rougeron, imprimeur de. S.A.S. Madame la Duch. d' Orléans, rue de l'Hirondelle, no. 22." -- verso of title page
Topic: Imprint 1818
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Aubry, sieur; Caradeux, Jean; Aubry, dame; Chateaublond, dame; Latoision de Rocheblanche, dame; Mornais dame de; Caradeux de la Caye, M; Grandhomme de Gizeux, René; Dubois, G. fmo RIBRL
texts

eye 473

favorite 0

comment 0

[2], 105, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates :|bgenealogical table ;|c24 cm. (4to) Caption title on p. [1], 2nd count reads: Mémoire pour le Sieur Caradeux aîné, les Dames Latoison de Rocheblanche, de Chateaublond, & de Mornais, habitant au cul-de-sac; servant en réponse à celui imprimé pour les Sieur & Dame Aubry, demeurants à Tours; en présence du Sieur Caradeux de la Caye, du Sieur Grand-homme de Gizeux, & la veuve Hudin
Topics: Aubry, sieur, Aubry, dame, Chateaublond, dame, Latoision de Rocheblanche, dame, Mornais dame de,...
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775
texts

eye 1,726

favorite 3

comment 0

3v Retrospective conversion: original entry
Topics: Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1809
[2], xxxi, [1], 288 p., [1] leaf of plates :|bport. ;|c15 cm. (18 cm.) "Imprimerie de A. Béraud, rue de Foin-Saint-Jacques, no. 9": verso of half-title leaf
Topics: Booksellers' catalogs, Imprint 1825
Signatures: pi² (pi1, pi2 versos blank) 1 (1 verso blank) 2-6 7 (7 verso blank)
Topics: Yellow fever, Fever, Tropical medicine, Imprint 1803
157, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates :|bport. ;|c23 cm "Le meme ouvrage se trouve: A Saint-Thomas [Charlotte Amalie?], chez M. Guillerup. Au Cap-Haïtien, chez M. Therlonges fils. A Jacmel, chez M. Ultimo Lafontant. Au Port-au-Prince, chez M. Romulus Villemeney. A Jérémie, chez M. Richemont Rouzier. Aux Cayes, chez M. Thimagène Rameau. Aux Gonaïves, chez l'auteur": verso of half-title page
Topics: Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Booksellers' catalogs, Imprint 1853
[4], ix, [1] 249, [1], cxviii p. ;|c22 cm Translated from the French edition entitled "Essai sur les causes de la révolution et des guerres civiles d'Hayti", first printed Sans-Souci, 1819
Topic: Imprint 1823
8 v. :|bill., port., maps, plans ;|c17 cm. (12mo) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Imprint 1742
4 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Statement of responsibility for v. 2-4: Par J.Ph. Garran, député par le département du Loiret. Imprimé par ordre de la Convention nationale. Tome II, distribué au Corps législatif en pluviôse an VI.; ... Tome III, [-IV,] distribué au Corps législatif en nivose an VII
(v.1: viii, 407, [1] p.; Translation, by Johann Reinhold Forster, of: Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Paris, 1768
Topics: Indians of North America, Botany, Botany, Botany
[4], 178, vi p., [1] folded leaf ;|c21 cm. (8vo) "(Sur l'imprimé au Cap François.)", printed within parentheses, follows a quote from Horace on title page and immediately precedes imprint statement
Topics: Money supply, Slaves, Imprint 1788
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
texts

eye 797

favorite 1

comment 0

[4], 112 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Reflections on "Lettre à M. J.-C.-L. Sismonde de Sismondi sur les Nègres, la civilisation de l'Afrique, Christophe et le comte de Limonade / M. Mazère, first printed Paris, 1815
Topics: Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820, Mazères, F, Black race, Imprint 1816
36 p. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Bissainthe gives place of publication as [Paris?]; ESTC gives place of publication as [Port-au-Prince]; other English editions probably printed in London, 1791 and 1792
Topics: Slave insurrections, Slavery, Imprint 1791
15, [1] p. ;|c22 cm. (4to) "Ce journal paraît les ler. et 15 de chaque mois.": p. [2]
Topic: Imprint 1819
6 v. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Volume 1: 1550-1703.--v.2: 1704-1721.--v.3: 1722-1749.--v.4: 1750-1765.--v.5: 1766-1779.--v.6: 1780-1785
Topics: Law, Imprint 1784, Imprint 1790
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775
texts

eye 1,272

favorite 3

comment 0

3v Retrospective conversion: original entry
Topics: Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1809
The "Mémoire" (p. 110-242) is a slight revision of his "Second mémoire" published in 1774
Topics: Tropical medicine, Fever, Medical geography, Sailors, Diet in disease, Scurvy, Occupational...
6 v. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Volume 1: 1550-1703.--v.2: 1704-1721.--v.3: 1722-1749.--v.4: 1750-1765.--v.5: 1766-1779.--v.6: 1780-1785
Topics: Law, Imprint 1784, Imprint 1790
2 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Recueil d'observations curieuses attributed to Abbé Claude-François Lambert by BN Cat
Topics: Indians of North America, Guarani Indians, Taino Indians, Indians of the West Indies, Chiquito...
"De l'imprimerie de Lefebvre, rue de Lille, no. 11."--Verso of half-title leaf
Topics: Saint-Janvier, Marie-Louise-Augustine, b. 1797, Saint-Janvier, Hortense, b. 1793, Booksellers'...
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
by Lavaux, M. (Christophe), 1747-1836; France. Corps législatif (1795-1814). Conseil des anciens
texts

eye 292

favorite 0

comment 0

12 p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Caption title; at head of title: Corps législatif. Conseil des anciens
Topic: Imprint 1797
Signatures: pi⁶ (pi3 + A¹² (A6 + B¹² (B6 + C¹² (C6 +D¹² (D6 +E¹²)))))
Topics: Almanacs, Almanacs, Imprint 1787
1 sheet ([1] p.) ;|c94 x 61 cm. (fol.) (Section titles) Recettes -- Etat géneral [sic] des cultures et des manufactures de la partie françoise de St. Domingue -- Apperçu des richesses territoriales des habitations en grande culture de la partie françoise de St. Domingue -- Idée générale de la population libre de la partie françoise de St. Domingue -- Etat des navires expédies par le commerce de France qui sonts entrés et sortis de St. Domingue pendant l'année 1791 -- Etat des...
Topics: Finance, Public, Expenditures, Public, Imprint 1792
[2], 43, [1] p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Signed at end: Laborie, habitant & secrétaire de la Chambre d'Agriculture du Cap-François
Topics: Slavery, Political rights, Blacks, Mulattoes, Imprint 1789
Printer taken from colophon
Topics: Slavery, Imprint 1793